What Happened To Emilio Estevez After The Mighty Ducks?

The Mighty Ducks are back... and subsequently so is the film's star, Emilio Estevez. As reported by People, the trilogy film series is making its comeback as a 10-episode series via the platform Disney+ on March 26, 2021, with Estevez returning to his rightful role as coach Gordon Bombay.

"After 25 years, I am delighted to lace up my skates, put on Coach Bombay's jacket and return to play the iconic character for this new chapter in The Mighty Ducks franchise. Likewise, I am thrilled to return to my old stomping grounds with my friends at Disney and Steve Brill, the original creator of the franchise, to join them on their exciting new platform, Disney Plus," Estevez gushed about the return to his old stomping grounds on the ice.

But many can't help but wonder — what has Estevez been up to since his glory days filming the original three movies? Keep reading after the jump to find out!

Emilio Estevez spent time in the director's chair

Emilio Estevez's career continued to soar after his time portraying coach Bombay in Disney's The Mighty Ducks film series. Perhaps his biggest project to date is a 2018 movie titled The Public — a film that explores what happens when a slew of homeless people seek refuge in a warm library and refuse to leave. As reported by The Guardian, the famous actor wrote, directed and even starred in the production. No small feat! And for once, the project didn't include any of his famous family members like Martin Sheen or Charlie Sheen.

During an interview with the publication, when asked if he missed not having his famous father or brother around on set, Estevez minced no words. "No," he laughed to The Guardian. "When you work with family, you know what buttons to push because you helped to build the machine. There were times on The Way when my dad looked at me, not as his director, but as the 12-year-old boy he remembers running around in the backyard with a movie camera. I could see it in his eyes. We had massive fights on that film," Estevez divulged.

Perhaps the old adage "teamwork makes the dreamwork" does not apply to teams composed of family members. 

Emilio Estevez shares a 'bromance' with Alec Baldwin

As it turns out Emilio Estevez's film, The Public is also credited for bringing Estevez and fellow actor Alec Baldwin together into what he refers to as a "bromance." During an interview with The Guardian, Estevez confessed that he wasn't always so keen on the idea of Baldwin — even admitting to feelings of jealousy.

"I hadn't seen Alec in 30 years, and I was pretty scared of him at first. Back in the day, when he first came on the scene we thought we were done. I was part of this group of scrappers — me, Tom Cruise, Sean Penn — and when Alec Baldwin came in the room the whole industry was like, OK, this guy's a great actor, and he's gorgeous! So we had this absolute jealousy of Alec Baldwin," Estevez dished.

Fortunately, however, the two were able to let bygones be bygones. "But now here we are today working together, texting all the time and having a bromance," Estevez revealed. Aww, Emilio + Alec = Best Friends 4 EVER!

Emilio Estevez is now a grandpa

But it hasn't been all work and no play for the famous actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. Emilio Estevez also added the title "Grandpa" to his lengthy and accomplished résumé. Estevez announced he was going to be a grandfather during an exclusive interview with Us Weekly in April of 2019. "My son is about to become a father himself," Estevez gushed. "A lot is going to change," he added.

As you may recall, Estevez became a proud papa himself way back in 1984 when his girlfriend at the time, Carey Salley, gave birth to his oldest child, a son named Taylor Estevez. The couple went on to have one more child — a daughter, Paloma Estevez. When asked how he chooses to spend his time with grown children, Estevez noted their mutual love of winter sports. "When we can, we try to go snowboarding together," he revealed to Us Weekly. "We'll try to get up into the mountains and take trips together when we can."

Hmm... we can't help but wonder — does he also happen to hit up any ice hockey rinks with his children? After all, as Estevez has famously said, "Once a Duck, always a Duck!"